doug liman gambit

Doug Liman has been attached to a couple comic book properties over the years, neither of which made their way beyond the planning stages. First there was 20th Century Fox’s embattled X-Men spin-off Gambit, which Liman left before shortly boarding and departing Warner Bros.’ Justice League Dark. But it’s not because the Edge of Tomorrow director is trying to live by his acclaimed 2014 film’s mantra of “live, die, repeat” in his career. Liman revealed why he left both projects, and why the Gambit movie is officially dead in the dust.

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varsity blues series

Quibi, the upcoming short-form content streaming service, continues to line-up original programming. The latest: the 1999 movie Varsity Blues will be developed into a series by Stuber screenwriter Tripper Clancy. In addition to that, filmmaker Doug Liman is directed Crazy Talented, a series about patients on a psych ward who might just be superheroes.

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Chaos Walking reshoots

Chaos Walking, the film adaptation of Patrick Ness’s young adult book trilogy, has been in development since 2011. Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) and actors Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland came on board in 2016 and it started filming the next year, with an intended release date of March 1, 2019. As you may have noticed, that date has come and gone and the film still hasn’t hit theaters.

Now we know why. According to a new report, the film was “deemed unreleasable” in its initial form, and after spending $100 million already, Lionsgate is now spending millions more on three weeks of reshoots. Yikes. Read More »

edge of tomorrow sequel update

Are you ready to live, die, repeat…again? After little-to-no-word for the past two years, the Edge of Tomorrow sequel is officially back on track. Warner Bros. is developing the follow-up to the 2014 sci-fi action film, with Matthew Robinson, one of the writers of Monster Trucks (!), now working on the script. Stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are both expected to return, as is director Doug Liman…provided they like the script.

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doug liman impulse interview

2008’s Jumper made money, but there was never a sequel, even though author Steven Gould continued writing novels. Jumper director Doug Liman decided to go back to this world by adapting the third novel, Impulse, for YouTube Premium.

Impulse stars Maddie Hasson as Henrietta, a high school student in a blended family. When the school jock Clay Boone (Tanner Stine) sexually assaults Henry, she teleports out of his car, crushing the car in the process and leaving Clay in a wheelchair. The town believes it was a hit and run, but as Henry continues to teleport, her stepsister Jenna (Sarah Desjardins) and classmate Townes Linderman (Daniel Maslany) try to help her figure out her powers.

Liman spoke with /Film this week about revisiting the world of his 2008 movie and how different he wanted Impulse to be. He also gave an update on his Edge of Tomorrow sequel, Live Die Repeat and Repeat. The first season of Impulse is available on YouTube Premium right now.

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Cannonball Run Remake

The 1981 film Cannonball Run followed a cavalcade of stars like Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Adrien Barbeau, and Dom DeLuise as teams of people who enlist in an illegal cross country race called the Cannonball Run. The teams pull no punches when it comes to winning, and that includes sabotaging each other along the way. We’ve been hearing about a Cannonball Run remake for years, and now it might be back on track with a new director. Read More »

Audiences may not exactly be jumping for a spin-off to the poorly received 2008 sci-fi film Jumper. And they may be even less excited to learn that the series will land on YouTube Red, the streaming subscription service that is still struggling to break in. But after the critical success of YouTube Red’s Cobra Kai, and Jumper and Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman throwing his weight behind this spin-off, Impulse may actually be worth a watch.

The first Impulse trailer shows us the new, moodier take on the franchise based on the novels by Steven Gould. And despite its spin-off label, the series looks wholly original.

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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we catch up with Doug Liman’s latest project, watch a documentary about people who keep your smut off social media, watch some people take a stand against the man, go on Spring Break and quickly figure out why some people are sexually broken, slow it down to watch a mother and son grind out a very lonely existence, and catch up with 90’s pop rock sensation, Belly. Read More »

sequel bits edge of tomorrow 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits

  • John Wick 3 has a working title!
  • Stallone teases Expendables 4 yet again.
  • Tom Cruise shows off some more crazy Mission: Impossible stunts!
  • A new Fantastic Beasts sequel photo!
  • Doug Liman might make Edge of Tomorrow 2 next!

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The Bourne Identity

The Bourne film series may have come to outstay its welcome today, but 15 years ago, The Bourne Identity was a plucky spy thriller starring a rising dramatic actor making his first venture into the action genre.

Without high expectations for the film, director Doug Liman and star Matt Damon debated giving The Bourne Identity a dramatic twist — by killing off its title character at the end of the film. Clearly, that did not happen, and Jason Bourne went on to become the quintessential cinematic spy of the 21st century.

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